7/12/04

200 Wincor Nixdorf ATMs destined for Agriculture Bank of China

Further expansion in Wincor Nixdorf's self-service business in China

Agriculture Bank of China, one of the four largest state-owned commercial banks in China, has awarded Wincor Nixdorf an order for the expansion of its network of automated teller machines. With immediate effect, an additional 200 Wincor Nixdorf ATMs will be providing ABC Bank customers with self-service services 24 hours a day in some of the bank's 37 branches and 310 self-service centers. An additional 300 machines are to be ordered by the end of September. The latest order saw Wincor Nixdorf once again beating off its competitors and growing its self-service business in China still further.

The ATMs are being adapted in line with the specific requirements of the ABC branches and will be able to be enhanced quickly and easily to include extra services as required.

"The larger stock of ATMs means ABC Bank is able to offer its customers more convenience", said Mr. Cao GuYa, IT General Manager of ABC Bank. "These modern ATMs mean ABC Bank is able to provide its range of self-service financial services even faster and closer to the customer."

Javier Lopez-Bartolome, Senior Vice-President of Wincor Nixdorf International commented, "Our company is one of the global market leaders in self-service, and we are able to offer our customers the very best ATM solutions available. The ergonomic designs and modular construction of our products - plus their broad range of functions and our ability to adapt them to suit customer-specific requirements - are exactly what our customers are looking for."

Agriculture Bank of China

ABC Bank is one of the four largest state-owned commercial banks in China and is based in Peking. It has 37 branches in China and others in Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as offices in New York, London and Tokyo. The bank has also opened a total of 310 self-service branches.

At the end of 2003, ABC Bank had installed 9,217 ATMs and 53,119 POS terminals.